The Blood Moon is a new mystery romance manhwa released in 2023. If you are a fan of vampires and like reading love stories with a dark undertone, then this manhwa is the pick for you. Following the story of Linnea, an orphan girl who married a vampire named Eduard, believing that her life would change this way. She soon finds herself surrounded by various mysteries and horrors, but she refuses to back down.
A ray of light in this horrifying world, Linnea finds comfort in the arms of her stepson Aleksis. They soon develop feelings for each other but struggle to get close due to various circumstances. Will Linnea be able to survive this hell of a life? And will Aleksis be able to get through to her despite everyone, including his father, standing in his path?
The conflict between the Mattias and the holy knight is only getting worse. Now that the Mattias have failed to get any help, they are forced into a corner with no way out. Meanwhile, Linnea has found Aleksis and Sofiya together. Thinking that she has been cheated on, Linnea runs away crying. So many mysteries and so much suspense. What will happen next? Find out in The Blood Moon Chapter 18!
The Blood Moon: Story So Far
The story begins with Linnea in her childhood. Linnea became an orphan and was taken in by her uncle. Since then, she has only seen hell. Aside from being forced to work as a slave in her uncle’s guild, she also received harsh punishments if she failed to do any work correctly.
With no one to care for her and no one to even talk to, Linnea fell into despair and waited for some miracle to happen until, one day, a marriage proposal came for her. The house of Mattei paid Linnea’s uncle a hefty amount to marry her. Linnea, who has been suffering for so long, didn’t even think twice before accepting the proposal, even though she didn’t have much of a choice to begin with.
As soon as the money and other details regarding the marriage get settled, Linnea departs for the Count of the North’s palace in a carriage. She witnesses a horrible sight on her way to the palace, but she chooses to ignore them as she is now finally free from her uncle. Upon arriving at the palace, Linnea gets greeted by her two maids, one of which is Sofiya.
Even though she gets treated with absolute respect and care at first, she soon learns that there are some deep and dark secrets lying in this palace. While preparing for the wedding, Sofiya bumps into Aleksis, the son of the Count, and she gets charmed by his enigmatic and brilliant personality. She wonders if he is her husband, but alas, she gets proven wrong.
Things only get worse as Linnea meets her to-be husband, Count Eduard Mattei. As the marriage progresses, Linnea is asked to drink a red-colored liquid as the final step. As she drinks the liquid, she instantly realizes that it’s blood, but she continues to drink it as she can’t return to her uncle. Aleksis feels a heavy burden in his heart as he wonders why Linnea shines so brightly even when she is suffering so much.
Later that day, at night, Eduard and Linnea spend their first night together. Linnea resists at first, but when Eduard tells her that he will send her back if she keeps resisting, she opens up. Eduard just puts a band on Linnea’s leg and asks her to preserve her chastity as per the Thiabian culture.
Trouble brews in the North when the holy knights enter the area and expose the things happening near the silver mines. This intrusion puts Mattia’s house in great trouble as they try to cover their secrets. Eduard sets out to meet the supreme ruler of the North, leaving only Aleksis and Linnea in the house, along with the maids. Aleksis and Linnea get close for some moments, but they both resist their urges. Meanwhile, Sofiya puts Linnea through a painful process to teach her the Thiabian ways as she considers her mind to be sinful.
Sofiya consistently puts Aleksis and Linnea in tough situations where they both suffer a lot, mainly Aleksis, as he finds himself powerless to help Linnea. She crosses all boundaries in the recent chapter when she forces herself on Aleksis, making it seem as if he’s having an affair. Linnea sees this and gets upset, and walks away crying.
The Blood Moon Chapter 18: Release Date and Time
The Blood Moon Chapter 18 will release on Monday, June 11, 2023, at 12:00 AM JST.
- Japanese standard time: 12:00 AM on Monday, June 12, 2023
- Indian Standard Time: 8:30 PM on Sunday, June 11, 2023
- Central European Time: 04:00 PM on Sunday, June 11, 2023
- New York: 10:00 AM on Sunday, June 11, 2023
- Australian Capital Territory: 01:30 AM on Monday, June 12, 2023
- Eastern Indonesian Time: 12:00 AM on Monday, June 12, 2023
- Singapore Standard Time: 11:00 PM on Sunday, June 11, 2023
- Pacific time: 07:00 AM on Sunday, June 11, 2023
- Eastern European Time: 05:00 PM on Sunday, June 11, 2023
- Philippines Standard Time: 11:00 PM on Sunday, June 11, 2023
- Korean standard time: 12:00 AM on Monday, June 12, 2023
The Blood Moon Chapter 18: Where to Read
You can read The Blood Moon Chapter 18 English translation on Manta, while the raw format will be available on Surreuk Comics.